The Making of Zombie Wars
Joshua Levin has a reasonably comfortable Chicago apartment, a mildly dysfunctional family sprinkled throughout the suburbs, a steady job teaching ESL, a devoted girlfriend who lives down the block, and a laptop full of screenplay ideas-one of which he thinks, might turn out to be good: Zombie Wars.
But all it takes is a few unexpected events-his already unhinged army vet of a landlord experiencing something of a psychotic break, a moment of weakness (or two) with his sultry Bosnian student-for Joshua’s life to descend into chaos. As the stakes quickly move from absurd to life-and-death matters, The Making of Zombie Wars takes on real consequence.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
This is one of the funniest books that have been published in the last few years. It is crammed with black humour, but shows at the same time – as all of Hemon’s books do – also serious and critical aspects. Moreover, it literally sucks its reader in, one plunges completely into the depth of the story.